2023 Miami City Ballet Gala2023, Gala Guide
For over ten years, Artistic Director Lourdes Lopez has elevated Miami City Ballet to soaring new heights, harnessing the spirit and vibrancy of South Florida’s communities as inspiration. In its 30-year history, Miami City Ballet School has become a leader in dance education, keenly focused on nurturing and eliminating barriers for all to access this beautiful and uplifting art form. Join us as we gather to celebrate the numerous accomplishments of one of North America’s most beloved ballet companies, your Miami City Ballet. An entertaining evening awaits with the leaders, artists, and dancers of Miami City Ballet. Guests will enjoy MCB’s world-class dancers singing and dancing to Jerome Robbins’ vibrant West Side Story Suite, featuring live musicians performing Leonard Bernstein’s irresistible tunes “Cool” and “America.”
About Miami City Ballet
Miami City Ballet has a diverse roster of 53 dancers and a repertoire of more than 130 works. As one of the most renowned ballet companies in the country, Miami City Ballet performs for nearly 125,000 patrons annually during its South Florida home season in Miami, Fort Lauderdale, West Palm Beach and tours to major cities domestically and internationally, including recent visits to New York City, Washington, D.C., Chicago, Los Angeles, and Paris.
Miami City Ballet School, the official school of Miami City Ballet, is one of the most respected ballet training academies in America. The school trains students ages 3-18 year-round, and grants more than $650,000 in scholarships annually.
Miami City Ballet’s Community Engagement programs, serving more than 12,000 people annually in schools and communities; our free programs use the power of dance to uplift, teach and bring joy.
Artistic Director Lourdes Lopez leads the company. Lopez received the prestigious Dance Magazine Award in 2018 and was named one of “The Most Influential People in Dance Today.” She is on the Ford Foundation Board of Trustees, the first artist to ever serve on its Board.
Miami City Ballet was founded in 1985 by Miami philanthropist Toby Lerner Ansin and Founding Artistic Director Edward Villella. It is headquartered in Miami Beach, FL, at the Ophelia & Juan Js. Roca Center, a facility designed by renowned architectural firm, Arquitectonica.